We just wrapped up Week 7 of our summer-long “Dish It Your Way” Blogger Challenge, where we ask food bloggers to showcase their versions of American regional dishes. Thank you to those who participated in this week’s challenge: burgers!
Apparently, if you can shape it into a patty, you can make it into a burger, because we read about creative turkey, bacon-beef, bean, and even spinach- yes, spinach- burgers! And more than one blogger endorsed swapping toppings for fillings in a Juicy (I’m sorry, “Jucy”) Lucy. Stay tuned, because we’ll be revealing the winner here tomorrow. And don’t forget to join us next week as we dish about macaroni and cheese.
Below are some excerpts from all of our submissions this week. Make sure to visit these great food blogs and read these burger buffs’ stories in full!
My Home Cooked Meals, by Kay Ecker: Green Chile Cheeseburgers w/Bacon Ground Beef
“I didn’t add any mayo or ketchup or other condiments to the burger, the juicy meat and green chiles were enough!”
Blunder Construction, by Halley Sikes (@blunderblog): Healthed-Up Turkey Whoppers
“I’m going to show you how to create a healthed-up whopper in your own kitchen. You won’t have to hide any shameful wrappers in the trashcan afterwards.”
It’s Not Easy Eating Green, by Rebecca Richmond (@easyeatinggreen): The Grown-Up Patty Melt
“I wanted to make a burger that screamed, ‘AMERICA,’ from the top of it’s hearty little bun…Why be traditional though? Why can’t the patty melt grow up and enjoy a night on the town with its friends: caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, Gruyere and sourdough bread?”
A Little Bit Crunchy, A Little Bit Rock n’ Roll, by Jennifer Fleener (@alittlecrunchy): Grilled Brown Rice Lentil Burgers
“Now us vegetarians aren’t stuck eating all the side dishes at the summer barbecues. We will fit right in with our meat-eater friends.”
Lynn Deasy, by Lynn Deasy (@LynnDeasy): Spinach Burgers with Goat Cheese (or Galette d’ Epinards au Rocamadour)
“There is no way I can compete by creating simply a ground beef burger, so I’ve decided to take a completely different route.”
The Magic Apron, by Elizabeth Wagner (@themagicapron): Burgers Stuffed with Homemade Pickles and Cheese
“Part of the fun is seeing what you can sneak in the middle. It’s not about adding as much as you can; it’s about adding what you like and making it your own.”